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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Apr 11, 2009 2:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Sorry folks, but...

...I simply had to give that episode of "Fibber McGee and Molly" 1 star out of 5. It truely is the worst thing I've ever seen from the 1950's.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Apr 11, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Sorry folks, but...

Worse Than The Betty Hutton Show?

Mike D.

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Poster: quigs Date: Apr 11, 2009 3:49pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Sorry folks, but...

oh yeah much worse than Betty Hutton Show. Fibber & Molly was a standard on CBS radio from 1939-1961. The cast over the years varied but it keep the same formula. It was a radio program and if tv had anything to do with it, it had to be supervised by Jim and Marion Jordan. The series had Bob Swenney(who eventually stated to direct tv and got out of acting) as well Cathy Lewis (she and her husband Eliot were a foundation stone in radio and theatre). This tv version badly put together and with shame to CBS took it off(kinda a mercy killing in video). Betty Hutton's problem like a few others on TV; big star but poor writing.

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Poster: Wiltshire Date: Apr 13, 2009 11:06am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Sorry folks, but...

Jim and Marian Jordan had no control over the TV series, because they had no control over the radio series. The radio show (which ran on NBC from 1935 to 1959) was the property of NBC. The Jordans had been asked as early as the late 1940s to move the show to television, but they had no interest in TV, preferring radio, instead. Even if they had wanted to be in the television show that eventually aired, Marian Jordan's health had deteriorated to a point at which her presence would have been impossible.

IF the Jordans had agreed to do a television show, it would probably have been a hit. Their performances in their various movies were quite funny and charming, and that would probably have translated rather easily to TV.